There are 5 ways to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to San Diego by plane, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly  •  1 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Diego (SAN) LAX - SAN

$109 - $341

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal to Downtown Long Beach Station LAX to Long Beach
  2. Take the bus from Long Beach, Ca to San Diego, Ca 9483 / ...

$27 - $52

3 alternative options

Bus, Amtrak Thruway  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal to Patsaouras Transit Plaza LAX to Union Station
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Los Angeles, CA to San Diego, CA 5818

Train  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

$39 - $85

Drive  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to San Diego 125.5 miles

$12 - $18

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to San Diego is to drive which costs $12 - $18 and takes 2 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to San Diego is to fly which takes 1 h 17 min and costs $100 - $350.

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The distance between Los Angeles Airport (LAX) and San Diego is 179 km. The road distance is 201 km.

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It takes approximately 1 h 17 min to get from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to San Diego, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to San Diego. However, there are services departing from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal and arriving at San Diego, Ca via Long Beach Blvd & 3Rd Se and Long Beach, Ca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 56 min.

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What companies run services between Los Angeles Airport (LAX), USA and San Diego, CA, USA?

American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta fly from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to San Diego hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to San Diego via Downtown Long Beach Station, Long Beach Blvd & 3Rd Se, L.B. Blvd. & 15Th Ne, and Long Beach, Ca in around 3 h 56 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Los Angeles to San Diego
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak to San Diego Santa Fe Depot Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Bus operators
LAX FlyAway
Website
lawa.org
Bus from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal to Downtown Long Beach Station
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
lawa.org
Bus from Tom Bradley Int’l Terminal to Patsaouras Transit Plaza
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
lawa.org
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Long Beach, Ca to San Diego, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40

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